The Best TV Episodes

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1. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: The Reichenbach Fall (2012)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.7
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Jim Moriarty hatches a mad scheme to turn the whole city against Sherlock.

Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 28,311

2. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: 4 Days Out (2009)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.9
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Walt and Jesse become stranded out in the middle of the desert after cooking more crystal.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 10,478

3. Louie (2010– )
Episode: Come On, God (2011)

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Louie explores one of his lifelong habits.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Greg Gutfeld, Liz Holtan, Angela Struck

Votes: 699

4. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Face Off (2011)

TV-14 | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.8
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Jesse is brought to the FBI for questioning on his knowledge of ricin. In a last effort to kill Gus, Walt must ask for help from an old enemy.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 29,117

5. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.9
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To protect a space station with a vital grain shipment, Kirk must deal with Federation bureaucrats, a Klingon battle cruiser and a peddler who sells furry, purring, hungry little creatures as pets.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, William Schallert

Votes: 2,280

6. Futurama (1999–2013)
Episode: Godfellas (2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.8
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When Bender is lost in space, he becomes home and spiritual leader to a race of worshipers who misinterpret his wisdom.

Director: Susie Dietter | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 1,606

7. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Dead Freight (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.6
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The boys plan on robbing a train that has an entire car of methylamine.

Director: George Mastras | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 16,490

8. Louie (2010– )
Episode: Late Show: Part 3 (2012)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

9.3
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Right before Louie shoots his talk show pilot, Jerry Seinfeld comes to him some surprising news.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., David Lynch, Garry Marshall, Jerry Seinfeld

Votes: 820

9. Futurama (1999–2013)
Episode: The Luck of the Fryrish (2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

9.4
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Fry goes on a quest to recover his lucky 7-leaf clover after being convinced that his brother took over his identity after he was frozen.

Director: Chris Loudon | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 2,523

10. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)
Episode: The Germans (1975)

TV-PG | 31 min | Comedy

9.4
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A moose head to be hung, a fire drill to be conducted, and German guests are all a bit much for Basil to handle while Sybil's in hospital.

Director: John Howard Davies | Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 1,464

11. Family Guy (1998– )
Episode: Road to the Multiverse (2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.1
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Brian and Stewie explore a series of alternate universes.

Directors: Greg Colton, James Purdum, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 2,156

12. Louie (2010– )
Episode: Duckling (2011)

TV-MA | 41 min | Comedy, Drama

9.1
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Louie leaves for Afghanistan to entertain the troops, but he doesn't know that one of his daughters left him a surprise in his suitcase.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Keni Thomas, Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker

Votes: 1,073

13. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Confessions (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.6
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Walt makes his next move against Hank, putting Hank in a tough position. Hank confronts Jesse and attempts to turn him against Walt, and Jesse decides it's time to move on. Meanwhile, Todd has taken over the business.

Director: Michael Slovis | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 15,851

14. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )
Episode: PreHibernation Week/Life of Crime (2001)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

9.0
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Pre-Hibernation Week: SpongeBob hides from Sandy. Life of Crime: SpongeBob and Patrick borrow a balloon from a store and accidentally pop it.

Director: Aaron Springer | Stars: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown

Votes: 345

15. Family Guy (1998– )
Episode: PTV (2005)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

8.6
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After an incident at the Emmys, the FCC overreacts, so Peter decides to start his own cable network, until the FCC shut him down and start censoring his life.

Directors: Dan Povenmire, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 1,503

16. Flight of the Conchords (2007–2009)
Episode: Mugged (2007)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.9
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Bret loses Jemaine's trust by abandoning him to a 'gang' of two, and fears the worst when Jemaine doesn't come home.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal

Votes: 535

17. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )
Episode: No Weenies Allowed/Squilliam Returns (2002)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

9.1
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Spongebob tries to get into the Salty Spitoon, the toughest club in town. Squidward must turn the Krusty Krab into a five-star restaurant in order to impress his nemesis, Squilliam Fancyson.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

Votes: 354

18. Futurama (1999–2013)
Episode: The Problem with Popplers (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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The Planet Express crew discovers a delicious snack food on a remote planet, but Leela has a change of heart when she discovers a disturbing fact about the snack food that endangers Earth.

Directors: Chris Sauve, Gregg Vanzo, Bret Haaland | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 1,251

19. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )
Episode: Krabby Land/The Camping Episode (2004)

TV-Y7 | 13 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

9.1
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Krabby Land: It's summer break, and Mr. Krabs wants to squeeze every penny out of the children who are out of school. He take a pile of rusty old junk and concocts a playground of sorts, ... See full summary »

Stars: Lori Alan, Dee Bradley Baker, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass

Votes: 379

20. Peep Show (2003–2015)
Episode: Holiday (2007)

TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy

8.9
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Jeremy arranges Mark a canal boat stag weekend, but soon finds himself distracted by the beautiful Aurora. Mark is less excited by the prospect of a holiday romance with her sister, Lucy, ... See full summary »

Director: Becky Martin | Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, Dorothy Atkinson

Votes: 403

21. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: And When the Sky Was Opened (1959)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.6
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Three astronauts return to Earth after seemingly having made an encounter that dooms them and their craft to erasure from existence itself.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Rod Taylor, Jim Hutton, Charles Aidman, Maxine Cooper

Votes: 2,108

22. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Stress Relief (2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

9.6
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Dwight's too-realistic fire alarm gives Stanley a heart attack. When he returns, Michael learns that he is the cause of Stanley's stress. To remedy the situation, he forces the office to throw a roast for him.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 3,962

23. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Say My Name (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.5
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Mike and Jesse are out. Now Walt has to handle things on his own. Hank finally finds a rat in Mike's gang.

Director: Thomas Schnauz | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 14,058

24. The IT Crowd (2006–2013)
Episode: The Speech (2008)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

9.1
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Jen has to give a speech when she is named the employee of the month so Moss and Roy give her the Internet in a box to use as a visual aid. Meanwhile, Douglas begins a wild love affair with... See full summary »

Director: Graham Linehan | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Matt Berry

Votes: 1,333

25. The Inbetweeners (2008–2010)
Episode: The Field Trip (2009)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

8.4
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On a field trip to the Dorset coast Jay fails to locate the mythical housewife who deflowers schoolboys, Neil becomes a (paedophile) teacher's pet and Will and Simon fall out over pretty ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Palmer | Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas

Votes: 569

26. The IT Crowd (2006–2013)
Episode: The Work Outing (2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

9.4
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Roy, Moss and Jen get invited to the theatre and it doesn't turn out so well.

Director: Graham Linehan | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Brett Allen

Votes: 2,590

27. Family Guy (1998– )
Episode: Back to the Pilot (2011)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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Brian and Stewie travel back in time to January 31, 1999 to change history, only to alter the past with dire consequences.

Directors: Dominic Bianchi, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 1,517

28. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Threat Level Midnight (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

9.2
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Michael finally finishes his movie "Threat Level Midnight" and screens it for his employees at Dunder Mifflin, but Holly is less than enthusiastic for his finished product.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 2,429

29. Archer (2009– )
Episode: Honeypot (2010)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.1
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Malory's career is threatened when a sensitive videotape falls into the hands of a rogue (and roguish) Cuban agent, so she calls on Archer's expertise in seduction to turn the tables on her blackmailer.

Director: Adam Reed | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell

Votes: 1,072

30. House of Cards (2013– )
Episode: Chapter 1 (2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

8.7
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Congressman Francis Underwood has been declined the chair for Secretary of State. He's now gathering his own team to plot his revenge. Zoe Barnes, a reporter for the Washington Herald, will do anything to get her big break.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Corey Stoll

Votes: 6,015

31. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Days Gone Bye (2010)

TV-14 | 67 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

9.2
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After being shot, Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find the world overrun by the undead, and sets off to find his family.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 16,600

32. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Sweet Dee's Dating a Retarded Person (2007)

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy

9.0
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While Dennis and Dee try to figure out if the rapper Dee is dating has a mental handicap or not, Charlie, Mac, and Frank try to start their own band without knowledge of how to play musical instruments.

Director: Jerry Levine | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 2,186

33. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Pretty Much Dead Already (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

9.2
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Glenn tells the rest of the group about the walkers in the barn, dividing them on what to do. Meanwhile, Hershel sets a deadline for the group to leave, unless Rick does a difficult task.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 11,305

34. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Asylum of the Daleks (2012)

TV-PG | 49 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.8
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The Doctor, along with Amy and Rory who are headed for divorce, are kidnapped by the Daleks. They find themselves before the Dalek Parliament and the Doctor is quite surprised when he ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Jenna Coleman

Votes: 4,928